Аннотация к книге "David Hockney. A Chronology. 40th Anniversary Edition":
Published to mark TASCHEN’s 40th anniversary, this special edition is an unprecedented year by year journey through the life and work of David Hockney. From the London of the Swinging Sixties, via Californian swimming pools, to the expansive landscapes of his native Yorkshire, the book’s juxtaposition of artworks and biographical text makes us discover how Hockney undertakes his artistic research and where he finds inspiration for his multifaceted work.
David Hockney (born July 9, 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. He first emerged in the early 1960s during the height of British pop, then moved to Los Angeles in 1964, where he famously painted a series of swimming pools. Alongside the classic genres of portraiture and landscape, he always kept evolving his art, using technologies such as Polaroids, photocopiers and fax machines, digital video, or the iPhone and iPad as tools for his painting. Since his first big survey exhibition, which in 1970 traveled Europe from the Whitechapel Gallery in London, he has been one of the most widely shown and popular artists of our time.